I’ve done some more coding this evening. Believe it or not, I enjoy coding, and that’s largely what keeps me making improvements to the site. After changing the appearance of the photography gallery page earlier this week, I’ve now added some basic statistics to each section to show the number of galleries and images within each category/country. This incarnation of my website has been live now for about 6 months or so and it really is so nice to work on. I built my previous site long before I actually knew what I wanted, and the following years were spent implementing workarounds and bodges to make it do what I mostly wanted. With the current website, I put a lot of thought into the database design up-front, and it gives me a lot more flexibility, so even though things continue to change and be improved, I’m able to implement those changes much more elegantly than was possible before.
A small bug-fix today which stops fonts from occasionally displaying the wrong size when viewed on a phone. In far more exciting (even if totally unrelated) news, I've been doing a lot of planning in anticipation of my next trip, which is looking more and more like an expedition. I ... Read more
I've made a very small change to the Species List today, specifically to the mosaic view (which surely, nobody ever actually looks at?!). Each thumbnail now shows some text when the mouse hovers over it to show the common name of that species.In unrelated news, I've managed to identify a ... Read more